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  • Severe storms moving through Region 8

    Severe storms moving through Region 8

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:24:07 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:44:51 GMT

    The Region 8 StormTeam is tracking storms moving across the area.

    The Region 8 StormTeam is tracking storms moving across the area.

  • Rendezvous founder chosen for BBQ Hall of Fame

    Rendezvous founder chosen for BBQ Hall of Fame

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:19:06 GMT
    Charlie Vergos will be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in September. (Source: Facebook/@RendezvousMemphis)Charlie Vergos will be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in September. (Source: Facebook/@RendezvousMemphis)

    A Memphis barbecue legend will soon be enshrined in history.

    A Memphis barbecue legend will soon be enshrined in history.

  • Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:33:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:41:32 GMT

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

  • Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

    Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:20:02 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.

  • New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:35:46 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:39:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

  • Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:13:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:33:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

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    AP: Gov. Hutchinson opposed to federal government using facilities to house migrant children

    AP: Gov. Hutchinson opposed to federal government using facilities to house migrant children

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:20:48 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:24:56 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the Associated Press, Arkansas' Republican governor says he's opposed to the federal government using any facilities in the state to house migrant children who are separated from their parents.        

    According to the Associated Press, Arkansas' Republican governor says he's opposed to the federal government using any facilities in the state to house migrant children who are separated from their parents.        

  • Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:01:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:20:12 GMT
    A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

  • New playground opens in Paragould

    New playground opens in Paragould

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:13:44 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:56:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new playground opens in time for summer fun!

    A new playground opens in time for summer fun!

  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:32:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:55:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File). FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were lo...

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

  • New committee to lead redevelopment push

    New committee to lead redevelopment push

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:46:32 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:50:28 GMT
    The city owns this property, which formerly housed the Wolverine Worldwide factory. (Source: KAIT)The city owns this property, which formerly housed the Wolverine Worldwide factory. (Source: KAIT)
    The city owns this property, which formerly housed the Wolverine Worldwide factory. (Source: KAIT)The city owns this property, which formerly housed the Wolverine Worldwide factory. (Source: KAIT)

    A new committee was formed in Jonesboro this week with the goal of revitalizing the corridor between Arkansas State University and Downtown.

    A new committee was formed in Jonesboro this week with the goal of revitalizing the corridor between Arkansas State University and Downtown.

  • 2018 mosquito season expected to be long

    2018 mosquito season expected to be long

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:16:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:45:45 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Thursday marked the official first day of summer but the hot weather and bugs have made it feel like it for weeks in Northeast Arkansas.

    Thursday marked the official first day of summer but the hot weather and bugs have made it feel like it for weeks in Northeast Arkansas.

  • Jonesboro's Longest Concert raises money for Alzheimer's Association

    Jonesboro's Longest Concert raises money for Alzheimer's Association

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:29:19 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:41:59 GMT
    Seven local musicians volunteered their talent for the event. (Source: KAIT)Seven local musicians volunteered their talent for the event. (Source: KAIT)
    Seven local musicians volunteered their talent for the event. (Source: KAIT)Seven local musicians volunteered their talent for the event. (Source: KAIT)

    An event held Thursday in Jonesboro raised money for Alzheimer’s research while treating people to some live music.

    An event held Thursday in Jonesboro raised money for Alzheimer’s research while treating people to some live music.

  • County to get new voting machines

    County to get new voting machines

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:22:50 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:36:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Lawrence County will soon have 23 new voting machines just in time for the November elections.

    Lawrence County will soon have 23 new voting machines just in time for the November elections.

  • Man arrested after deputies find gambling machines

    Man arrested after deputies find gambling machines

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:54:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:56:30 GMT
    Vester Burns (Source: Lawrence County Jail via Vinelink)Vester Burns (Source: Lawrence County Jail via Vinelink)

    A Lawrence County man was arrested this week after gambling machines were found in his shop.

    A Lawrence County man was arrested this week after gambling machines were found in his shop.

  • Sikeston, MO man sentenced to 9 years on meth related charges

    Sikeston, MO man sentenced to 9 years on meth related charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:47:23 GMT
    A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges. (Source: Raycom Media)A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges. (Source: Raycom Media)A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges.

    A Sikeston, Missouri man will spend the next 9 years behind bars on conspiracy to distribute and distribution of meth charges.

  • Poplar Bluff, MO man pleads guilty to gun, meth charges

    Poplar Bluff, MO man pleads guilty to gun, meth charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:56:55 GMT
    Hamilton's sentencing is set for September 18, 2018.  (Source: Vinelink)Hamilton's sentencing is set for September 18, 2018. (Source: Vinelink)
    Lee Marvin Hamilton is being held in Dunklin County (Source: Vinelink)Lee Marvin Hamilton is being held in Dunklin County (Source: Vinelink)

    A Poplar Bluff, Missouri man has pleaded guilty to drug and possession of a firearm by a felon charge. 

    A Poplar Bluff, Missouri man has pleaded guilty to drug and possession of a firearm by a felon charge. 

  • Highway reopens after truck carrying steel coil flips

    Highway reopens after truck carrying steel coil flips

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:56:53 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:46:47 GMT
    Photo from firefighters in Blytheville show a semi flipped over on Hwy. 18. (Source: Blytheville Professional Firefighters Local 5014 via Facebook)Photo from firefighters in Blytheville show a semi flipped over on Hwy. 18. (Source: Blytheville Professional Firefighters Local 5014 via Facebook)

    According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Highway 18 has reopened after being closed for over 2 hours. 

    According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Highway 18 has reopened after being closed for over 2 hours. 

  • Senator: Tariffs impact Poplar Bluff, MO nail manufacturer

    Senator: Tariffs impact Poplar Bluff, MO nail manufacturer

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:21:59 GMT
    Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a hearing on Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs are having an impact on a Poplar Bluff, Missouri business (Office of Sen. McCaskill).Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a hearing on Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs are having an impact on a Poplar Bluff, Missouri business (Office of Sen. McCaskill).

    Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a hearing on Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs are having an impact on a Poplar Bluff, Missouri business.

    Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a hearing on Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs are having an impact on a Poplar Bluff, Missouri business.

  • Vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

    Vaccine may reverse Type 1 diabetes

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:54:12 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:54:12 GMT
    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas. (Source: Pixabay)The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas. (Source: Pixabay)

    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas.

    The vaccine helps fight Type 1 diabetes by stopping the immune system from attacking the pancreas.

  • Phillie Phanatic gives fan black eye with flying hot dog

    Phillie Phanatic gives fan black eye with flying hot dog

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:27:12 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:27:12 GMT

    Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. 

    Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. 

  • Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

    Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:41:36 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:23:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

  • Robocalls on the rise

    Robocalls on the rise

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:51:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:10:44 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Federal Trade Commission is suing some of the biggest robocall kingpins believed responsible for billions of calls. 

    The Federal Trade Commission is suing some of the biggest robocall kingpins believed responsible for billions of calls. 

  • AAA predicts record Independence Day holiday travel

    AAA predicts record Independence Day holiday travel

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:21:11 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:52:54 GMT
    AAA expects the worst congestion on what they're calling "terrible Tuesday". (Source: KAIT)AAA expects the worst congestion on what they're calling "terrible Tuesday". (Source: KAIT)
    AAA expects the worst congestion on what they're calling "terrible Tuesday". Source: KAITAAA expects the worst congestion on what they're calling "terrible Tuesday". Source: KAIT

    AAA forecasts a record 47 million people traveling this year, nearly two-and-a-half million more than last year.

    AAA forecasts a record 47 million people traveling this year, nearly two-and-a-half million more than last year.

  • Adult popsicles pack more alcohol than a glass of wine

    Adult popsicles pack more alcohol than a glass of wine

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:13:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:13:23 GMT
    The Buzz Pop Cocktails flavors include Blueberry Mania, Mango Passion-Fruit and Moscow Mule. (Source: Pixabay)The Buzz Pop Cocktails flavors include Blueberry Mania, Mango Passion-Fruit and Moscow Mule. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Buzz Pop Cocktails flavors include Blueberry Mania, Mango Passion-Fruit and Moscow Mule.

    The Buzz Pop Cocktails flavors include Blueberry Mania, Mango Passion-Fruit and Moscow Mule.

  • Pokemon Go battle between adults leads to real-life assault charges

    Pokemon Go battle between adults leads to real-life assault charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:47:58 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:32:22 GMT
    Someone's phone is shown as they attempt to catch a charmander in Pokemon Go. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)Someone's phone is shown as they attempt to catch a charmander in Pokemon Go. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)

    A 71-year-old father and his adult son allegedly teamed up against the man, with the father holding the man down while the son hit him, causing facial lacerations, an injury to the tip of his finger and a serious eye injury.

    A 71-year-old father and his adult son allegedly teamed up against the man, with the father holding the man down while the son hit him, causing facial lacerations, an injury to the tip of his finger and a serious eye injury.

  • Burger King apologizes after ad offered cash to women who get pregnant by athletes

    Burger King apologizes after ad offered cash to women who get pregnant by athletes

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:37:33 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:43:38 GMT

    Burger King withdrew the ad on Tuesday after they said it was “too offensive” 

    Burger King withdrew the ad on Tuesday after they said it was “too offensive” 

  • AR farmers react to Chinese tariffs

    AR farmers react to Chinese tariffs

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:53:34 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:26:52 GMT
    Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans. (Source: KATV)Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans. (Source: KATV)
    Arkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeansArkansas farmers face price drops from Chines tariffs on soybeans

    Arkansas farmers face problems after the announcement of tariffs by China.

    Arkansas farmers face problems after the announcement of tariffs by China.

  • Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:33:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:18:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

  • Research shows more white deaths than births in 26 US states

    Research shows more white deaths than births in 26 US states

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:11:48 GMT

    White natural decrease among 30-to-59-year-old whites in these states result from drug-induced deaths, intentional suicide, accidental drug overdose and alcohol deaths, the report stated.

    White natural decrease among 30-to-59-year-old whites in these states result from drug-induced deaths, intentional suicide, accidental drug overdose and alcohol deaths, the report stated.

  • Not so sweet tea video raises concern at Raising Cane's

    Not so sweet tea video raises concern at Raising Cane's

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:07:06 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:07:06 GMT
    Raising Cane's is based in Baton Rouge, LA. (Source: Raising Cane's)Raising Cane's is based in Baton Rouge, LA. (Source: Raising Cane's)

    Two employees were fired after one recorded the other stirring tea with her bare hand at a Raising Cane's restaurant in Missouri.

    Two employees were fired after one recorded the other stirring tea with her bare hand at a Raising Cane's restaurant in Missouri.

  • Charles Krauthammer, influential conservative intellectual, dies at 68

    Charles Krauthammer, influential conservative intellectual, dies at 68

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:16:40 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:46:40 GMT

    He was a prolific author, columnist and essayist.

    He was a prolific author, columnist and essayist.

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  • New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    New emergency services center opens in Paragould

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:35:46 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:39:45 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

    A new Emergency Services Center is now complete!

  • Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Work set to begin on jail expansion project

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:13:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:33:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

    The Randolph County Jail Expansion Project will soon be in full swing.

  • Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Out-of-county liquor stores fighting against Randolph Co. wet/dry issue

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:01:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:20:12 GMT
    A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)A new campaign report shows who is donating money to fight against a potential wet/dry vote in Randolph County. (Source: KAIT)

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

    A group fighting to prevent Randolph County from allowing liquor sales is funded by several liquor stores, including 2 from Missouri.

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